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17%OFFGerald A. Meehl - One Marine's War: A Combat Interpreter's Quest for Humanity in the Pacific - 9781612510927 - V9781612510927
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One Marine's War: A Combat Interpreter's Quest for Humanity in the Pacific

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Description for One Marine's War: A Combat Interpreter's Quest for Humanity in the Pacific Hardcover. The first time that the entire story of one Marine Corps combat interpreter has been told; a compelling personal struggle to come to terms harrowing combat experiences. Num Pages: 288 pages, 40 photos. BIC Classification: 1FPJ; 3JJH; HBJF; HBLW; HBWQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 28. Weight in Grams: 522.
Robert Sheeks was born and raised in Shanghai until his family fled the impending Japanese occupation in the 1930s. He was emotionally scarred by grisly atrocities he witnessed as the Japanese military terrorised the Chinese during the Shanghai Incident of 1932; however, his intense hatred for the Japanese was gradually transformed into tolerance and then compassion. He was recruited after the Pearl Harbor attack to be a Japanese language interpreter in the Marine Corps, and when he encountered kind and considerate Japanese-American Nisei instructors during the intensive course at the U.S. Navy Japanese Language School, he began to re-think his ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2012
Publisher
Naval Institute Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
Annopolis, United States
ISBN
9781612510927
SKU
V9781612510927
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About Gerald A. Meehl
Gerald Meehl is the co-author (with Rex Alan Smith) of Pacific Legacy: Image and Memory from World War II in the Pacific (Abbeville Press, 2002); Pacific War Stories: In the Words of Those Who Survived (Abbeville Press, 2004); and (with Dave Levy) Fast Boats and Fast Times: Memories of a PT Boat Skipper in the South Pacific (Authorhouse, ... Read more

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